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Bruce Willis on politics and religion

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Who cares what celebrities think about politics? Normally I don’t, and to be honest I still don’t. But what the hell, I’ll make an exception for Bruce Willis. I love his work. He has a knack for picking great shows. The Moonlighting TV series he did with Cybill Shepherd. The Die Hard series. The Fiifth Element, Unbreakable, Twelve Monkeys, Last Man Standing, and of course his recent appearance as Haritgan in Sin City. All classics, every last one of them. Here is a recent interview with the man:

On politics:

I’m a Republican only as far as I want a smaller government, I want less government intrusion, I want them to stop pissing on my money and your money, the tax dollars that we give 50 per cent of or 40 per cent of every year, and I want them to be fiscally responsible, and I want these goddamn lobbyists out of Washington. Do that and I’ll say I’m a Republican.

I guess he’s not a Republican then. (Alright he then goes on to talk nonsense about giving free medicine to all elderly people and stopping the flow of cocaine by military action but we’ll let that pass – you can’t expect these thespians to think straight all the time).

On religion:

I believe there are a lot of things in the world that happen that are inexplicable but still happen. And I accept that, and that to me is part of what I call God. So — but God is also this snow, and God is also the little buds that come out on the trees, little babies that get born. That’s my God. But organized religion you can set on fire.

Pretty brave thing to say in the US, I’ll give him that.

On Native Americans:

We came here and said to the Native American Indians, ‘OK, we got some bad news, we got some pretty bad news, and we got some really bad news. The bad news is we’re here. The pretty bad news is we’re not leaving. The really bad news is we’re going to take all your land, every tiny little bit of land that you guys have and put you on this little postage stamp of desert where you can’t grow a thing, unless of course we find oil on that land. Then we’re gonna move you to another little postage-stamp place in Arizona, and we’re going to fuck you over and give you blankets filled with smallpox,’ and if that’s not violence, then what is, my man. What is?

BTW has anyone else noticed how all the conservative/libertarian leaning actors in Hollywood tend to be action stars? Willis, Arnie and Clint Eastwood?

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June 6, 2006 at 7:18 pm

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